ULVERSTON is to relaunch itself as a Fairtrade community in response to climate change.

First becoming a Fairtrade town in 2007, the community is now even more determined to drive this style forward saying that climate change is affecting the world’s poorest people.

Organiser Rebecca Rooke said: “Although Ulverston first became a Fairtrade town 13 years ago, there’s been a lack of recent activity.

“It’s now more critical than ever to buy Fairtrade products as the climate crisis is already affecting the poorest people in the world.

“Fairtrade ensures farmers get a fair, guaranteed minimum price to protect them from market fluctuations, along with a Fairtrade premium.

“This is to be spent on community projects such as schools, which sets Fairtrade apart from other schemes.

“By choosing Fairtrade we have the power to change the world every day.”

Greener Ulverston has put up a Fairtrade Fortnight display in Ulverston library and this week is doing an assembly for Sir John Barrow Primary School with the help of the pupils on the school’s eco committee.

To join the Ulverston Fairtrade Group mailing list email hi@greenerulverston.uk.